Comparative Politics Today A World View

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/25/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Sets the standard for introducing the field of comparative politics


This text begins by laying out a proven analytical framework that is accessible for students new to the field. The framework is then consistently implemented in twelve authoritative country cases, not only to introduce students to what politics and governments are like around the world but to also understand the importance of their similarities and differences. Written by leading comparativists and area study specialists, Comparative Politics Today helps to sort through the world’s complexity and to recognize patterns that lead to genuine political insight.

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Author Biography

G. Bingham Powell is Marie C. Wilson and Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester.

Russell J. Dalton is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine.

Kaare Strøm is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Issues in Comparative Politics

Chapter 2. Comparing Political Systems


Chapter 3. Political Culture and Political Socialization

Chapter 4. Interest Articulation

Chapter 5. Interest Aggregation and Political Parties
Chapter 6. Government and Policymaking

Chapter 7. Public Policy


Chapter 8. Politics in Britain by Richard Rose

Chapter 9. Politics in France by Martin A. Schain

Chapter 10. Politics in Germany by Russell J. Dalton

Chapter 11. Politics in Japan by Frances Rosenbluth and Michael F. Thies

Chapter 12. Politics in Russia by Thomas F. Remington

Chapter 13. Politics in China by Melanie Manion

Chapter 14. Politics in Mexico by Wayne A. Cornelius and Jeffrey A. Weldon

Chapter 15. Politics in Brazil by Frances Hagopian

Chapter 16. Politics in Iran by H.E. Chehabi and Arang Keshavarzian

Chapter 17. Politics in India by Subrata K. Mitra

Chapter 18. Politics in Nigeria by Robert J. Mundt, Oladimeji Aborisade, and A. Carl LeVan

Chapter 19. Politics in the United States by Austin Ranney and Thad Kousser

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